Can I use Natpro?

by Kandy

I had a tubiligation 27 years ago after a few more years I displayed symptoms of hypothyroidism but was not diagnosed until later. They now say I have hashimoto's and adrenal fatigue and low cortisol. I am also now in perimenopause, with no cycles for 4 months.

Can I use Natpro? Will it help? Especially since the cortisol is low.
I have been cleaning up my soaps, cleaners, no plastic bottles, no plastic in microwave, etc. Working on getting rid of sugars, wheat, and dairy. Not as easy as it sounds. Especially when I crave chocolate.

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Jan 31, 2011
Low Cortisol
by: Anonymous

This is a good question about whether progesterone cream will help with low cortisol and adrenal fatigue.

As one who is on a no wheat, no dairy and no sugar diet, I want to tell you that if you can get past two weeks you will be able to follow it. It is very difficult the first two weeks because of the cravings and the hunger pangs but then it gets better. Also, I don't keep any chocolate in the house. This way I can't cheat. I hope this helps.

Feb 04, 2011
Can I use Natpro?
by: Wray

Hi Kandy Yes you can, in fact it sounds as if you need it. It also sounds as if you need vitamin D. Both this and progesterone are low in all autoimmune diseases, with high oestrogen. In fact I suspect one day they will find autoimmune diseases don't exist, but are caused by an imbalance in the nutrients the body needs to be well. I recommend 100-200mg/day progesterone, dependant on symptoms. This is far higher than the normal recommended amount of 20mg/day, but I've found this not only doesn't help but often exacerbates symptoms. The reason for this is progesterone in low amounts stimulates oestrogen, more about this on our Oestrogen Dominance page. Please also look at our page on Peri-menopause too.
And please have a vitamin D test done, a lack of this impacts on the thyroid, see here, here and here. For more info please see the Vitamin D council website. Wonderful that you are getting rid of the toxins, the sugar, wheat and dairy too. It is difficult as they are so much a part of our life. But don't despair about the chocolate, you can get organic cocoa powder and cocoa butter, add to this some xylitol, a sugar alcohol, mix it together in a blender, or heat gently, and you have a home made version! The raw food advocates use agave syrup, but I'd caution against using too much of this, as some varieties are high in fructose. But have a look at our Nutrition and Diet page. Click on the raw food links for more info. Take care Wray

Feb 10, 2011
Low Cortisol
by: Anonymous

How do you increase low cortisol?

Is there anything that is helpful to the adrenals? Do you recommend Liquid adrenal cortex extract drops? I was given a vial by Pure Focus in California. It's supposed to give my adrenals a rest.

Thanks again.

Feb 19, 2011
Low Cortisol
by: Wray

Hi there Cortisol is made in the adrenals from progesterone. I've found if the adrenals are stressed, using supplemental progesterone gives them a break from having to make it. If you should consider this, please see our page on How to use progesterone. Adrenal extracts can be of great help too. I suggest you also take a good B complex and 5000iu's vitamin D, one of the most critically important nutrients, it's low in most of us. For more info see the Vitamin D council and GrassrootsHealth websites. A number of herbs are known to help too... astragalus, Siberian ginseng, licorice, milk thistle, Rhodiola rosea and schizandra. Take care Wray

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